Cru Cellar’s Second Anniversary Benefits The Children’s Home

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Enjoy over 35 wines from around the world, each expertly paired with one of Cru’s artisanal cheeses, small bites or hand-crafted chocolates at South Tampa's best boutique wine bar to help support children living at The Children's Home.

Cru Cellars, recently named Tampa Bay Metro’s Best Boutique Wine Bar, is celebrating its second anniversary by hosting the Second Annual “Perfect Pairing” wine tasting event to benefit The Children’s Home, Inc. on Thursday, November 17 from 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy over 35 wines from around the world, each expertly paired with one of Cru’s artisanal cheeses, small bites prepared by In Bloom chefs, or Viktoria Richards chocolates, by owner and certified sommelier Jennifer Bingham. In addition to more than doubling the pairings offered, this year’s event will be held inside the South Tampa wine bar as well as the Cru Cellars parking lot with tents and complimentary valet parking.

“Everyone enjoyed this unique wine event so much last year because each wine had its perfect pairing,” Bingham said. “We wanted to make it bigger and better this year to donate even more to The Children’s Home.”

Over the course of a year, The Children’s Home touches the lives of nearly 12,000 children and adults by strengthening families through prevention and outreach, finding & supporting forever families, and healing the trauma of abuse and neglect.

“The Children’s Home is very excited to be a part of this event again this year,” said Merrill Stewart, Interim Director of Development. “The funds raised are critical for us to support the children living on our residential healing campus, so that they can have the intensive therapeutic treatment they need, to thrive again in a family setting.”

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at, by calling 813-831-1117 or by stopping into Cru Cellars at 2506 S. MacDill Ave. in South Tampa.

About Cru Cellars    
Cru Cellars is South Tampa’s destination for fine wines, cheeses, charcuterie and desserts. Come by for a glass of wine in our bar or pick up a retail bottle in our shop. For more information, call 813-831-1117 or log onto Follow us on Facebook at or Twitter at

About The Children's Home
The Children’s Home, Inc. is an accredited, community supported, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has operated child and family-centered programs in the Tampa Bay area for nearly 120 years. The Children’s Home seeks to create a community where children and families feel loved, nurtured, and safe through a variety of programs that help nearly 13,000 children and adults each year. Its services help strengthen families by providing family support, outreach, and prevention services; find and support forever families through therapeutic and traditional foster homes and kinship services; and heal the trauma of abuse and neglect for over 100 children in residence at our healing campus, where they are learning to set boundaries, learn to trust and love again.


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